Astronaut returns yearbook after trip to outer space
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Astronaut Mark Kelly will be visiting Mesa Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., today and he will be returning a special memento when he arrives.
Kelly took a copy of last year’s Mesa Verde yearbook with him into space on the final flight of space shuttle Endeavor, which he commanded from May 16 to June 1.
The yearbook contained a tribute to Mesa Verde student Christina-Taylor Green, who was one of the victims in the January 2011 shooting at the Tucson event for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.